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An Tarbh
09-10-08, 12:56 PM
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Leicester v Ospreys
Venue: Welford Road
Date: 12 October 2008
Kickoff - 13:00, Live Sky Sports 2/Sport+</div>

Yet again another season of Heineken Cup rugby is among us and it wouldn&#39;t be the same without the Ospreys bigging up their chances of winning the tournament. Well it&#39;s time to put their money where their mouth is and go out and get the win at Welford Road cause the away trip to Perpignan doesn&#39;t look the easier prospect for the Ospreys.

Leicester have been there and got the t-shirt and I&#39;d fully expect them to come through this game and top the pool, they may not have put in the most stellar performance against Wasps in their last home game but there&#39;s still a gulf in class between them and the Ospreys.

If the Ospreys are to be considered serious contenders then this is a must win game as they&#39;ll need the experience of this win, should it come, in the knockout stages. They also can&#39;t make the mistake of looking ahead as they did last year.

So can the Ospreys show us the brilliance that has them down as Heineken Cup contenders or will it be yet another false dawn???

RC
09-10-08, 01:57 PM
What more can i say: This will be a walkover for us!

Heed my words.

A walkover i tells ya!

Vambo
09-10-08, 02:15 PM
Leicester to murder &#39;em :D

RC
09-10-08, 02:37 PM
How dares ya!
You&#39;re a Wasps fan!!! Call yourself a Londoner?! Or at least a High Wycomber?!

Sir Speedy
09-10-08, 02:41 PM
Ospreys to choke; it&#39;s becoming an important part of their game now.
Leicester by 70.

Vambo
09-10-08, 02:43 PM
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Ospreys to choke; it&#39;s becoming an important part of their game now.
Leicester by 70.[/b]

:D :lol: :lol:

An Tarbh
09-10-08, 03:12 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (RC @ Oct 9 2008, 03:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}> ('index.php?act=findpost&pid=352247')</div>
What more can i say: This will be a walkover for us!

Heed my words.

A walkover i tells ya![/b]

I&#39;ve certainly given Leicester the kiss of death with my prediction but we&#39;ll see on Sunday.

RC
09-10-08, 03:45 PM
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Ospreys to choke; it&#39;s becoming an important part of their game now.
Leicester by 70.[/b]

A typical, naive scarlets fan.
Talking about choking who was it that threatened to make it all the way in Heineken cup in past years only to suffer from something lodging in their throats?
Don&#39;t worry, you&#39;ll always have the past to reminise on...we&#39;ll just look to the future, eh? ;)

An Tarbh
09-10-08, 03:53 PM
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Sir. Speedy @ Oct 9 2008, 03:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}> ('index.php?act=findpost&pid=352273')
Ospreys to choke; it&#39;s becoming an important part of their game now.
Leicester by 70.[/b]

A typical, naive scarlets fan.
Talking about choking who was it that threatened to make it all the way in Heineken cup in past years only to suffer from something lodging in their throats?
Don&#39;t worry, you&#39;ll always have the past to reminise on...we&#39;ll just look to the future, eh? ;)
[/b][/quote]

get to the semi-finals first and then you might have a leg to stand on :P , why take it one game at a time when it&#39;s simply a case of turning up at Saracens and getting a routine win, followed by what would have been a routine win in front of 60000 Munster fans at the Millennium Stadium and a cake walk against Toulouse in the final. :rolleyes:

RC
09-10-08, 03:55 PM
HEY!
I said we&#39;ll look to the future ok?
Now shush!
B)

An Tarbh
09-10-08, 03:56 PM
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HEY!
I said we&#39;ll look to the future ok?
Now shush!
B)[/b]

well that&#39;s exactly what you did last season and look where you ended up.

Sir Speedy
09-10-08, 04:04 PM
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Sir. Speedy @ Oct 9 2008, 03:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}> ('index.php?act=findpost&pid=352273')
Ospreys to choke; it&#39;s becoming an important part of their game now.
Leicester by 70.[/b]

A typical, naive scarlets fan.
Talking about choking who was it that threatened to make it all the way in Heineken cup in past years only to suffer from something lodging in their throats?
Don&#39;t worry, you&#39;ll always have the past to reminise on...we&#39;ll just look to the future, eh? ;)
[/b][/quote]
:zzz:
Us choking? You mean where Leicester found form in 2007 and rightfully stuffed us? By the way, no need to get touchy because your side full of supposed &#39;class talents&#39; can barely beat a mid-table Premiership B-team. ;)

RC
09-10-08, 04:19 PM
:lol:

Loving it, you bloody arseclets!

Sir Speedy
09-10-08, 04:21 PM
I love you too.

cyRil
09-10-08, 05:45 PM
f***ing Turk ;)

An Tarbh
10-10-08, 11:56 AM
So is there a plan B now that the mighty Henson has been ruled out?

cyRil
10-10-08, 12:08 PM
Yes.
We lose.

Cymro
10-10-08, 12:10 PM
Hahaha

No Gavin Henson the little fool!

RC
10-10-08, 03:29 PM
Ahh ****.
We&#39;re fooked without Gav!

Prestwick
10-10-08, 03:34 PM
I&#39;m sorry but as a guy who has seen first hand the good ship HMS Osprey sink and flounder on the rocks, deftly snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, I can say that I expect this to be a win for Leicester.

Ospreys to choke.

An Tarbh
10-10-08, 03:40 PM
I would have thought that the definition of choking is losing a game you&#39;re expected to win, is it the consensus that the Ospreys are expected to win at Welford Road?

Prestwick
10-10-08, 03:46 PM
If you approach it from the point of view of the Ospreys fan then, yes, they are expected to win at Welford Road :lol:

RC
10-10-08, 09:30 PM
Hang on, why are we being mocked for having faith in our club?

I shall politely reserve any comment on Saracens&#39; lack of chance of going past the pool stages in the forseeable future... ;)

cyRil
10-10-08, 09:36 PM
I thought our fans would have learnt from prematurely mocking Saracens fans....

cyRil
10-10-08, 09:37 PM
PS: seeing as we have a squad filled with quality international players I think we have a right to expect big things from our team.

An Tarbh
10-10-08, 09:58 PM
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PS: seeing as we have a squad filled with quality international players I think we have a right to expect big things from our team.[/b]

you and how many other teams in Europe.

cyRil
10-10-08, 10:05 PM
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (cyRil of Ospreylia @ Oct 10 2008, 11:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}> ('index.php?act=findpost&pid=352614')
PS: seeing as we have a squad filled with quality international players I think we have a right to expect big things from our team.[/b]

you and how many other teams in Europe.
[/b][/quote]
Because Calvisano have 13 Grand Slam winners in their team....

An Tarbh
10-10-08, 10:21 PM
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (An Tarbh @ Oct 10 2008, 10:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}> ('index.php?act=findpost&pid=352626')
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (cyRil of Ospreylia @ Oct 10 2008, 11:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}> ('index.php?act=findpost&pid=352614')
PS: seeing as we have a squad filled with quality international players I think we have a right to expect big things from our team.[/b]

you and how many other teams in Europe.
[/b][/quote]
Because Calvisano have 13 Grand Slam winners in their team....
[/b][/quote]

wtf?

cyRil
10-10-08, 10:25 PM
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (cyRil of Ospreylia @ Oct 11 2008, 12:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}> ('index.php?act=findpost&pid=352629')
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (An Tarbh @ Oct 10 2008, 10:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}> ('index.php?act=findpost&pid=352626')
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (cyRil of Ospreylia @ Oct 10 2008, 11:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}> ('index.php?act=findpost&pid=352614')
PS: seeing as we have a squad filled with quality international players I think we have a right to expect big things from our team.[/b]

you and how many other teams in Europe.
[/b][/quote]
Because Calvisano have 13 Grand Slam winners in their team....
[/b][/quote]

wtf?
[/b][/quote]
1. I say we expect our team to do well because of the quality we possess.
2. You say who doesn&#39;t.
3. I tell you who doesn&#39;t.
4. You confused.

Sir Speedy
12-10-08, 12:33 PM
Looks like the Ospreys are in for a stuffing. Been demolished at the set piece and at the breakdown, and Leicester&#39;s attacking is relentless.
9 - 0 up already, and certainly more to come...

An Tarbh
12-10-08, 12:33 PM
Desperate pass from Murphy there, chance missed for the Tigers, still 9-0 but could be so much better.

An Tarbh
12-10-08, 12:37 PM
More quality passing from the Tigers but worryingly for the Ospreys they&#39;re finding the holes, may not be so lucky next time.

Vambo
12-10-08, 12:47 PM
Leicester will be kicking themselves that the game isn&#39;t already in the bag. They should be 30 points clear by now but they keep butchering the chances they&#39;re creating.
Ospreys being owned in the scrum and at the breakdown and Leicester&#39;s offloading game is causing them all sorts of problems.

12 - 3 at HT.

Ospreys still in it somehow...

An Tarbh
12-10-08, 12:49 PM
Worrying for Leicester that the Ospreys are somehow still in this, will they be made to pay in the second half?

Sir Speedy
12-10-08, 02:20 PM
Not a bad result for the Ospreys. Terrible performance from them though; Leicester really should have put them to the sword a number of times...

dullonien
12-10-08, 02:38 PM
True, Leicester should have won that convincingly, but the O&#39;s might be kicking themselves for letting a great opportunity to snatch the win slip throug their grasps. They had a scrum on Leicesters line 5 min from the end, golden opportunity to win the game. Not sure how Ellis got away with taking the O&#39;s scrum half out and dragging Ryan Jones clean out of the scrum, but it happened and Leicester tuened the ball over.

Also, why did Biggar kick to touch in the dying seconds instead of Hook? Biggar ten missing touch!

getofmeland
12-10-08, 02:52 PM
What an awful game... I expected more from Osprey&#39;s but also from Leicester...

Saying that Osprey&#39;s should be happy to walk away with a bonus point, it is always difficult to get results away from home.

cyRil
12-10-08, 06:28 PM
We were absolutely diabolical, but I&#39;m delighted with a bonus point. We should have lost this game by 25+.

Thingimubob
12-10-08, 11:08 PM
Out of interest, is there a new ELV where Scrum Halves can randomly attack their opposite numbers at the scrum? Harry Ellis seemed to think so...
He should have been binned for taking out Byrne too, he knew what he was doing (for Christ sake, he looked behind him to see where Byrne was before sticking his arm out), so it was a deliberate professional foul that deserved a sin-binning.
to be fair, Leicester should have smashed Ospreys into next year, but just could never get that final pass, and if the Ospreys had scored a try, after all the chances Leicester had, then I think the players heads would have dropped, and the Ospreys would have snatched it. Guess the O&#39;s should be happy with the bonus point, but there will be a fair few sighs of relief from the Ospreys back room staff at how many chances Leicester missed. Ah well, Perpingan (who did not look good at all against Treviso on Friday night) at the Liberty is next, and they&#39;ll need a good win out of that one.

RC
15-10-08, 11:14 AM
I haven&#39;t seen then game but sounds like another healthy dose of Leicester Cheetahs? Jah?

And us being absolutely gash as well...

cyRil
15-10-08, 11:21 AM
More of the latter.

RC
16-10-08, 11:23 PM
If there&#39;s one team i want us to continually perform well against (outside of wales) it&#39;s Leicester.
That&#39;s one team i just can&#39;t stand!